“The world would be a nicer place if everyone had the ability to love as unconditionally as a dog.” – M.K. Clinton
Are you thinking about getting a dog? That is great as you will enjoy having a furry companion. However, have you thought about the breed of dog that would be the right fit? Here is an easy way to determine whether or not the dog breed you may be considering is the right one for you. If you know your Enneagram type, then you will use that when it comes to your decision-making for adopting a new furry companion.
Don’t know your type? Take the Enneagram Test here!
The Perfect Dog Breeds For Each Enneagram Type
Let’s go over the best breeds of dogs for each Enneagram type now.
Type 1 – The Reformer – This type is very principled and they go by the rules. The best breed for this type is the Border Collie as they are highly obedient and only want to do what is right.
Type 2 – The Helper – This is the type that is very giving and warm, and the best dog for the type 2 is the labrador retriever. They are extremely sweet and warm and want to cuddle up to you.
Type 3 – The Achiever – This type is very goal-oriented and knows how to go after their wants. The best match for this type is the German Shepherd as they are highly intelligent and hard-working dogs.
Type 4 – The Individualist – This type is highly sensitive, creative, and wants to do their own thing without being told what to do. The best match for this type is the Bichon Frise, as they are sweet and sensitive but they most definitely want to do their own thing and will do it on their terms. They can also be cat-like.
Type 5 – The Observer – This is the observant private type. The best type of dog for The Observer is the mastiff as they are great guard dogs that just sit and watch others and their environment carefully.
Type 6 – The Loyalist – This is the reliable and trustworthy, and hardworking type. The best match for this type is the Miniature Schnauzer as they are very loyal and are quite hardworking, and obedient, and trustworthy dogs.
Type 7 – The Enthusiast – This the type that is highly energetic and optimistic. The right match for The Enthusiast is the Jack Russel Terrier. They are full of endless energy and they love to be active and busy with their owner. They need a lot of exercises and will most definitely keep you on your feet. They are the type of dog that only wants to have a good time.
Type 8 – The Challenger – This is the assertive type and the best match for this type is the Doberman. They are strong and assertive dogs and are also excellent guard dogs that are highly protective of their owners.
Type 9 – The Peacemaker – This easy-going type loves to lounge around and to take naps. The best match for this type is the bulldog. They love to lay around and are quite easy-going and they absolutely love their naps.
Have you considered getting a dog of a breed that is not listed for your type? Why not share that?